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Picardy Castle & palace tours

Our most recommended Picardy Castle & palace tours

Chateau of Chantilly: Skip-the-Line Ticket

1. Chateau of Chantilly: Skip-the-Line Ticket

Visit the entire Domaine de Chantilly at your leisure, 7,800 hectares located in one of the largest forests in Paris.  Explore the Château, which houses the Condé Museum. This is made up of the princely suites, an exceptional collection of paintings (over 800 masterpieces by artists such as Botticelli, Raphael, Poussin, and Delacroix), and a library and archives conserving over 13,000 works.  Visit the gardens for a magnificent panorama of the art of the Western garden, with the French-style garden designed by Le Nôtre in the 17th century, the 18th-century Anglo-Chinese garden housing the Hamlet that served as a model for Marie-Antoinette's Hamlet in the Petit Trianon in Versailles, and the 19th century English garden. Discover the Great Stables, which are a masterpiece of 18th-century architecture. They house the Museum of the Horse, which is home to over 200 objects and works of art dedicated to the equine world. All year long, the Great Stables propose magical equestrian shows.

Versailles: Skip-the-Line Guided Palace Tour w/ Gardens

2. Versailles: Skip-the-Line Guided Palace Tour w/ Gardens

Learn more about the Palace of Versailles on a guided tour of the inside and spend some free time in the gardens. Avoid the hassle of waiting in long lines with skip-the-line tickets. Meet your guide at Versailles at the foot of the Equestrian Statue of the Sun King, Louis the 14th. Start your tour with a visit to the Royal Apartments. Walk through the interior of the palace and explore its many rooms. Learn fascinating information about its history from your guide. Afterward, spend some free time in the gardens. Explore this 2,000-acre park filled with lovely fountains, statues, and landscaped gardens. If visiting Versailles on a Tuesday or a Friday, see the Musical Gardens show. On Saturdays or Sundays, catch the Musical Fountains Show (from March to October).

Great Stables of Prince de Conde & Palace Chantilly

3. Great Stables of Prince de Conde & Palace Chantilly

On this 6-hour interactive tour, visit the famous Great Stables and the Living Museum of the Horse, getting close to the most expensive racers in the country before plunging into the history of the great noble family and broadening your knowledge of European history, architecture, art, ceremonies, traditions, and cuisine. Have a chance to see the masterpieces from Raphael, Poussin and few others in a stunning gallery before sitting down for a 3-course lunch in the restaurant which includes a starter, main, and dessert. Visit a library that has almost 1,500 manuscripts, making it the second-largest library in France for illuminated manuscripts after the National Library of France. This is the most famous and most admired "treasure" of the Château de Chantilly's collections and there over the 60,000 volumes of books.

Pierrefonds: Château de Pierrefonds Entrance Ticket

4. Pierrefonds: Château de Pierrefonds Entrance Ticket

Enjoy an entry ticket to visit this magnificent, medieval-style castle. Immerse yourself in this reconstructed castle that is now a National Monument. Explore the large salons, the central courtyard, the donjon, and the chapel as you walk around. Meet your host at the Château de Pierrefonds enterance. Feel like a princess as you experience an authentic tour of the castle with an audio guide. Walk around the castle grounds and admire its unspoiled beauty. Make sure to spam your Instagram stories. You will without a doubt capture amazing photos, your very own slice of history. Gaze at this dreamy castle as you wander around at your own pace. If you are visiting any Château when in France, it should be this reborn beauty.  See the impressive architecture and learn all about the rich history. The original castle existed here in the 14th-century but was demolished in the 17th-century, before being rebuilt by Napoleon III in the 18th-century.  Stand in awe of this château - One of France's hidden gems. If you love medieval times, castles, and rich history, visiting here is a necessity.

Versailles: Electric Scooter Rental

5. Versailles: Electric Scooter Rental

After having equipped you with helmets, and initiated to the driving of the scooter, you will leave to discover the city of Versailles. You will start by the Park of the Castle. 800 hectares to discover, with historical monuments : La lanterne the second residence of the President of the Republic, see to the port of the Grand canal. You will make a stop in front of the Grand Trianon built by Jules Hardouin Mansart, the 1er architect of the king Louis XIV. Then, you will go in the city to see the Antiques district, cross the market of the Notre dame district. You will take height to see the reservoirs which fed the fountains of the gardens of the sun king. You will back to the Statue of the King Louis XIV, in front of the castle of Versailles. Walk through the charming streets of Versailles, make a frequent stops to take pictures and talk about what you see. It's an original experience to visit the City

Chantilly: Chantilly Castle Private Guided Tour with Ticket

6. Chantilly: Chantilly Castle Private Guided Tour with Ticket

Take a walk back in time and explore Chantilly Castle with a private guide. Enjoy the immense collection of paintings, precious objects, and books collected by Henri d’Orléans, Duke of Aumale. Meet your guide at the castle and head inside. As you explore this fascinating building, hear the life story of its most famous owner, Henri d’Orléans, son of the last King of France, Louis-Philippe. Henri, also known as the Duke of Aumale, rebuilt the castle after 1871 to house his fabulous collections of paintings, drawings, books, and precious objects. Stroll through the castle with your guide and learn about the artwork and objects you see.

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Very informative and well organized tour with a very knowledgeable guide (Bojana) who really made the rooms come to life! We had been able to book at short notice. It's worthwhile spending enough time on your own after the tour to take a look at further accessible parts of the palace and the huge gardens and park. We didn't even make it to the Trianon, there was so much to see...

Stephanie was a very good and funny guide of the tour. It was very informative and more exciting than walking through the castle on your own. The garden is very large, since it was quite cold and we had to walk a lot, we soon lost interest (the garden part was not guided).

Our guide was amazing and really brought the history to life. Even our 9 and 10 year olds were fascinated.

Great tour! More than enough time to see the important stuff in there. Marta did really well!

Julie was amazing! Very informative and loved her personality!